The programme consists of
• Preparing to work within an ethical framework and its purpose and relevance to counselling practice.
• Understanding difference and diversity issues.
• Using counselling theory to develop self-awareness in counselling practice
• Understanding theories of counselling and mental health
• Using feedback, reflection and supervision to support counselling studies
As part of this qualification you can volunteer to work for an agency in a non-counselling capacity. Working on an agency-based project is also an effective way of securing a work placement for further counselling experience.
NB The course will run subject to numbers applying and being accepted for a Sept start
The course credits can be used towards other relevant qualifications on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) including progression onto L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
You must have undertaken counselling skills training of at least 75 Guided Learning Hours, e.g. our face to face (NB not online) Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB) or equivalent units/qualifications. Places are offered through an interview process.
This qualification is not suitable for those who are currently in a state of severe emotional difficulty and /or severe psychological distress. The course involves experiential elements that will involve some personal disclosure and associated personal developmental activities
The expectation is that you will attend all lessons in college face to face. There is a minimum requirement of 90% attendance over the programme. It is important that you build up a portfolio of work including ongoing assignments, self-reviews / learning reviews, tutor observed counselling practice sessions, peer feedback and worksheets. These are all linked to criteria you need to pass. Your tutor will support you to do that. In addition to this internal assessment, there are externally assessed elements and all must be passed to gain the qualification.
You can apply through our online application form or download a copy from our website www.camre.ac.uk/apply. The application form can also be found in the back of our full-time prospectus. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Huntingdon Admissions Office on tel. 01480 379213.
Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event. At the Welcome Event you will meet the tutors and get the chance to learn more about college and your course. You will also have a discussion with one of our tutors who will look to make you a formal offer for September.